Discover Our Extensive Wine List for National Wine Day

National Wine Day falls on May 25, 2019. It's a wonderful time to learn more about this delicious beverage and maybe even look for a few new ones to try. JB Hook's offers an extensive wine selection from behind the bar at our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant. We would be happy to help you to explore the many possibilities.

House Recipe Sangria
We highly suggest trying our very own house recipe Sangria when you dine at JB Hook's. It's a very popular favorite among our repeat guests. This carefully cultivated, magnificent blend is available as a White Peach Sangria and a Red Sangria, and it's also a part of our extended Happy Hour drink specials in the bar area.

You will also find a wide variety of wines both by the glass and by the bottle. For anyone new to drinking wine, we've included some basic descriptions of the different types you can enjoy. The descriptions are very general because depending on what region a particular type of wine comes from, the flavor will vary.

The longer you taste different wines, the more you will be able to pick out distinct flavors and choose which are most pleasant to you. After each description is a couple of examples from our wine list, but there are many more than just what we've included in today's blog. You can see a more complete JB Hook's wine list on our website.

Chardonnay - Quite possibly the most popular white wine, it is an excellent choice to enjoy with fish and chicken dishes. It tends to have a velvety taste, wide-bodied and dry, with rich citrus flavors. 
  • Cambria Chardonnay (Napa Valley)
  • Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay (Russian River)
  • William Hill Chardonnay (Central Coast)
Pinot Grigio - A zesty, refreshing, light-bodied wine. It generally is dry and crisp with a punchy acidity and may contain flavors of lemons, limes, green apples, and honeysuckle. 
  • La Fierra Pinto Grigio (Italy)
  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige)
Sauvignon Blanc - It has herbal characteristics and has been classified as "grassy" and often features tropical fruit flavors, sometimes with a crisp pucker. This is a wonderful wine to pair with seafood, poultry, and salads. 
  • Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)
  • Haras de Pirque Sauvignon Blanc (California)
Reisling - A refreshing and usually sweet wine with intense fruit flavors, such as apple, apricot, peach, and pear. It is much lighter than a Chardonnay. These pair well with fish, chicken, and pork dishes. 
  • Kung Fu Girl Riesling (Washington State)
Moscato - Sweet and easy to drink, it is often classified as a dessert wine. Flavors of peach, nectarine, and orange are often present. 
  • Electra Moscato (California)

Cabernet Sauvignon - This full-bodied wine with herbal notes tastes better when paired with a meal, and it goes particularly well with red meat. The older the wine, the richer the flavor. 
  • Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon (Chile)
  • Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
  • Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County)
Merlot - It is known for being soft, ripe, elegant, and quite easy to drink. It pairs beautifully with just about any dish and also tastes wonderful on its own. Black-cherry and herbal flavors are typical, and sometimes spiced flavors are present with notes of chocolate. 
  • Freemark Abbey Merlot (Napa Valley)
  • Clos du Bois Marlstone Merlot (Napa Valley)
  • Gundlach-Bundschu Merlot (California)
Pinot Noir - This red is delicate, fresh, and tastes excellent paired with grilled salmon and chicken, but it works well with most other foods too. You will find fruity aromas and often earthy notes. 
  • "J" Pinot Noir (Russian River)
  • Elouan Pinot Noir (Oregon)
Zinfandel - Usually zesty in flavor, this wine can range from medium to full-bodied, and from dry to off-dry. 
  • Frog's Leap Zinfandel (Napa Valley)

As we mentioned earlier, the wines featured above are only a very small sampling of the many different types of wine we offer at JB Hook's. Our helpful servers are happy to offer suggestions for the perfect varieties to pair with your meal or point you in the right direction if you already have an idea of the type you would like to try. If you aren't already a wine-lover when you come into our Lake of the Ozarks seafood & steak restaurant, there's a very good chance that you will be when you leave. 

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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